Famous People Who Died of Plane Crash - Celebrities with Plane Crash

There is no doubt that the fear of a plane crash is amongst the most common fears that people harbour. The very thought of something going wrong mid-air and the plane plunging down to the earth is enough to make some people develop a real fear of flying. While the common man can avoid plane travel, it’s not a luxury celebrities can afford! With hectic schedules and numerous professional commitments, famous people from all walks of life are required to fly regularly. While flying is by no means a dangerous mode of travelling, plane crashes do occur from time to time which result in the deaths of numerous people each year in the most horrific manner. And when it’s a celebrity who dies in a plane crash, the entire world is plunged into shock and grief. One of the most shocking plane crash incidents was the one that led to the deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson in 1959. Another highly unfortunate case was the crash in which three popular celebrities Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas perished together. Read on to learn more about famous people who died in plane crash.

List of famous people who died in plane crash with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous People Who Died of Plane Crash

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
John GarangJune 23, 1945SudaneseJohn Garang is a Sudanese politician, who founded and led the 'Sudan People's Liberation Army' in the ‘Second Civil War’
Audie MurphyJune 20, 1925AmericanAudie Murphy was a legendary American combat soldier who fought during World War II
AaliyahJanuary 16, 1979AmericanAaliyah was an American singer best known for her album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’
Otis ReddingSeptember 9, 1941AmericanOtis Redding was an American Singer
Jim CroceJanuary 10, 1943AmericanJim Croce was an American singer known for his album ‘Life and Times.’
Bessie ColemanJanuary 26, 1892AmericanBessie Coleman was an American civil aviator who became the first female African-American pilot with a flight license
Samora MachelSeptember 29, 1933MozambicanSamora Machel was a revolutionary leader who served as Mozambique's first President
Omar TorrijosFebruary 13, 1929PanamanianOmar Torrijos was a famous political leader of Panama, who is known for the Panama Canal treaties signed with U.S.A
Roberto ClementeAugust 18, 1934Puerto RicanRoberto Clemente was a professional Puerto Rican baseball player, who is regarded among the best baseball players ever
Jenni RiveraJuly 2, 1969AmericanJenni Rivera was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson and an actress
Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly was one of the most popular American singer-songwriters of his time

Jim Croce

Jim Croce was an American singer known for his album ‘Life and Times.’

AmericanJanuary 10, 1943241 views

John F. Kennedy Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., also referred to as JFK Jr

Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson was an American musician, singer-songwriter, and an actor

AmericanMay 8, 1940106 views

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard was an American film actress known for her energetic and often unusual roles in screwball comedies of the 1930s

AmericanOctober 6, 1908103 views

Ritchie Valens

Richard Steven Valenzuela, also known as as Ritchie Valens, was a singer, songwriter and guitarist

AmericanMay 13, 1941102 views

Omar Torrijos

Omar Torrijos was a famous political leader of Panama, who is known for the Panama Canal treaties signed with U.S.A

John Garang

John Garang is a Sudanese politician, who founded and led the 'Sudan People's Liberation Army' in the ‘Second Civil War’

SudaneseJune 23, 1945444 views

Samora Machel

Samora Machel was a revolutionary leader who served as Mozambique's first President

Aaliyah

Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’

AmericanJanuary 16, 1979288 views